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Kath hound
Designation

Nonsentient

Planet of origin

Dantooine

Height of average adult

1 meter[1]

Kath hounds were creatures indigenous to the planet Dantooine. They were about the size of a large dog, fur covered and had two toes on each of their four cloven hooves. They were generally not very hostile unless provoked. At one point, the kath hounds started attacking the citizens of Dantooine and were blamed for numerous crimes, including the theft of a protocol droid. When Revan was being re-trained as a Jedi, one of the trials that Dantooine's Jedi Enclave council ordered him to complete was to remove a dark side taint which had made the kath hounds more violent. Kath hounds were also a popular pet for the crime lords of Nar Shaddaa, including Visquis and Vogga the Hutt. Domesticated kath hounds, called salkies, were also popular pets on Coruscant.

A horned kath hound.

There was also a breed of kath hound called a horned kath hound, which was more aggressive and dangerous than the standard hound. They had two tusks and were slightly larger than normal kath hounds. Certain horned kath hounds were born albino, and the rare albino specimens were the toughest of all kath hound subspecies, possibly because they adapted to their lack of camouflage. When Darth Malak bombarded Dantooine, the kath hound dwindled, and they became rare and prized as pets and guard animals for the wealthy and privileged.

Another kath hound sub-species was known as the Albino kath hound, these ones, lacking the natural camouflage these kath hounds were even larger and stronger then the horned kath hounds and stood out due to there striking white color. Revan encountered one of these on his exploration on Dantooine.

It is possible that Juma Juice could be used to put kath hounds to sleep. Vogga the Hutt's pet kath hounds were knocked out this way.

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Behind the scenes

Concept art of Kath Hound.

The horned kath hounds may have been based on, appearance-wise, the reek seen in Attack of the Clones.

The expressions "runt of a Kath-hound," "son-of-a-Kath-hound" and "Kath-mutt" are similar to the real expression "son of a bitch."

Appearances

  • Shadows and Light
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (Mentioned only)
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Mentioned only)
  • Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (as Kath pup) (Mentioned only)
  • Republic Commando: True Colors (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references

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This article uses material from the "Kath hound" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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